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the country's gun laws. lakt night the president said the tragedy marked a moment for action. lawmakers in richmond are talking about two drastically different plans. >> the budget as he appeared before the lawmakers today, but the tragic killings in connecticut still weighted heavily. >> we sat in front of the tv sobbing. >> governor mcdonald tells news4 it's simply too soon to determine whether nits legislative change is called for, but he did order all virginia school districts to review their safety policies now to determine whether there are any weaknesses or whether they need any resources. i'm going to do everything i can. >> reporter: some lawmakers are ready to look ahead to possible legislation. democrats urged oy about some virginia tech survivors have pushed bills. it allowed private gun sales to take place without background check says. senator howl says she plans to try against. >> when would be the right time, if it isn't now? i think while people are focused on it, we have to do everything we did. >> reporter: other lawmakers suggest momentum should shift the other way.
families, our businesses and our entire economy but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. we're now at the point where, in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every american's paycheck will get considerably smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy. it would be bad for middle-class families and bad for businesses that depend on family spending. fortunately congress can prevent it from happening if they act right now. i just had a good and constructive discussion here at the white house with senate and house leadership about how to prevent this tax hike on the middle class. i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can mass both houses in time. senators reith and mcconnell are working on such an agreement as we speak. but if an agreement isn't reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up-or-down vote, one that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends the vital lifeline of unemployment insura
in waiting, now a british hospital may take action after getting tricked. >>> if a police officer sees you texting and driving in maryland, or the district, they can pull you over and write you a ticket. it's a different story in virginia. there, texting behind the wheel is only a secondary offense. >> adam tuss is live in tysons tonight on why there is a push to change the laws in the commonwealth. >> reporter: well, wendy, this is an issue we all can relate to. the urge to send a text or answer a message while driving. here in the commonwealth of virginia, some say it's hit a point that's simply unacceptable. you don't have to be out on the roads long to see it. drivers texting. some even cruising down the interstate at high speeds. we saw this driver rolling along at 60 miles per hour today. he just kept rolling, and rolling, and about 20 seconds later put down the phone. it makes some people downright angry. >> i understand we're in a world that's kind of an accepted practice. but i think people need to stop and realize how dangerous that is to themselves and other drivers. >> it's a h
activity. north and west will be dry. no problems there action maybe a sprinkle, maybe a flurry, but it's not going to cause any problems. on wednesday, the second day of the new year breezy and cold, maybe the coldest day, as highs will stay in the 30s all day. it's going to be cold. this is what you can expect, temperatures around midnight coming in around that 34 degree mark to cloudy and looking good. cold on thursday, friday, saturday sunday, looking good as we head toward the next redskins game. >>> still ahead, jessica simpson shows off her baby bump, the bikini photo that's turns heads. plus -- >>> the first same-sex weddings will be held here at 12:01. they'll begin a new year and new life together. i'll have the story ahead. >>> after the redskins' big win. it's time for a playoff edition of "the cooley report." dan and chris join us live. >>> still ahead the murder rate is at historic lows, but the city's police officers say they are tired of working >>> you notice, the postgame interviews s. you just couldn't find two more humble guys, hellie. >> robert griffin iii and alfre
at who pulled the trigger but who prompted that? is there an organization that prompted that action? and if there was, we are going after that organization. >> reporter: it is a philosophical change that has resulted in a 9% drop in robberies. 15% drop in shootings. 20% drop in breaking and entergs and a 7.5% drop in overall crime. >> to have a crime you have to have a victim, suspect a location. now we are attacking all three of those. >> reporter: prince george's county, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >> the chief credits the drop in crime to the work of the police force and work with county counsel till and executive's office. >> when we come back on "news4 at 5:00," a town in texas says it is okay to have guns in the classroom. ing in fact, their teachers are armed today. >>> you will soon be able to put the pedal to the >>> as the people of newtown, connecticut, try to deal with the tragedy at sandy hook, we are hearing about people from all over coming together to show their support. many of them performing a simple act of kindness to help. one man in california sent money to town
of action at the moment. we know our man, doug kammerer, is going to keep us posted and make sure we don't miss anything. we'll be going back to him just as soon as there's something happening. >>> in the meantime we're going to carry on with the news. a nasty surprise for some arlington residents. several people have walked out the door in the mornings and found their cars up on blocks without any wheels. the cases all happened in the past month, on december 3rd two suvs were targeted on south lang street. police say they're looking for at least two people, but don't have many or details yet. >>> some gifts come with a story about the people who created them. and they have a value beyond the contents of the box. a local group is encouraging people to give these gifts this holiday season. it's indigo africa, a nonprofit. it works with women in are you wanda who create beautiful baskets and textiles. it helps them find customers here in the united states and the money goes back to the women in rwanda to provide for their families. they created a partnership with j. crew, nicole miller, an
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